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Volume / Number: 10 / 1544

CLA 1544
  • Brussels Belgium Bibliothèque Royale 9403
Script Minuscule
Date VIII ex (776 - 800)
Origin and Provenance

Origin uncertain; the general look favours Italy, but certain features speak for France: the ornamental colophon on fol. 147v, the odd form of capitals H and Z, and the spelling ci for ti, all of which, of course, are possibly taken over from a French exemplar (cf. the Milan Vitae Patrum, CLA 3.341).

CLA Vol. 10
TM Number TM 67710
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Contents Gregorius Turonensis, Historia Francorum (2.3–10.28).
Script Commentary

Script is mostly a rather clumsy early minuscule: both a and open a, d and (less frequently) are used; the big and roundish type written by one scribe (on foll. 80 ff.) reminds one of Veronese script, and other hands seem to have an Italian look. Noteworthy are the forms of capital H with the arched middle and Z flanked by two dots (fol. 276v). Corrections by ninth-century hands. Notae Tironianae occur in marginal entries saec. IX on foll. 157 (deest), 207v (deest), 210v (usque hic). The manuscript suffered in the upper margin from damp.


☛Bischoff, Katalog 1 no. 730. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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